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Glenne Headly, Steppenwolf and Hollywood Veteran, Dies at 62

Headly appeared in the films Mr. Holland's Opus and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Glenne Headly has died at 63.
(© David Gordon)

Glenn Headly, a stage veteran and recognizable film character actor, has died at the age of 62, according to published reports.

From 1979-2005, Headly was an ensemble member at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She won Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work in the company's productions of Say Goodnight, Gracie; Balm in Gilead; The Miss Firecracker Contest; and Coyote Ugly.

In New York, Headly appeared off-Broadway in Extremities, The Philanthropist (for which she received a Theatre World Award in 1984), Balm in Gilead (for which she also served as costume designer), and, The Jacksonian, in 2013. She made her Broadway debut in the 1985 revival of Arms and the Man, and was most recently seen as Larry David's stage wife in his 2015 comedy Fish in the Dark.

On-screen, Headly's plethora of film credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Holland's Opus, Dick Tracy, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, and many others. She received Emmy nominations for her work in Lonesome Dove and Bastard Out of Carolina, and also made notable guest appearances on shows including Monk and E.R. Headly was currently filming the Hulu series Future Man, opposite Ed Begley Jr. and Josh Hutcherson.

Headly married actor John Malkovich in 1982 and they divorced in 1988. She is survived by her husband, Byron McCulloch, and their son, Sterling.


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